1. How long does a Chiropractic Examination take?
Your first visit usually takes 30 – 45 minutes. It is important for us to spend time listening to your health concerns, taking a history and performing a thorough examination, so that a correct diagnosis can be made.
2. Are X-rays always required?
The short answer is No. The longer answer is that X-rays will be performed if they are needed so that an accurate diagnosis can be made. For example in injuries involving significant trauma, such as a fall, x-rays will often be required.
3. How long does a typical Chiropractic Treatment session take?
There is a range of times, depending on your condition and the therapy or exercise that needs to be performed. The range of time is most commonly 10 – 20 minutes.
4. Is Chiropractic Treatment covered by OHIP?
At present Chiropractic has been delisted from OHIP. The exception to this is X-Rays which are still partially covered through OHIP.
5. Is Chiropractic treatment covered by my extended health plan?
If you have an extended health plan through work, then part or all of your fee may be covered by your insurer. If you have your plan through Green Shield, Blue Cross, Sun Life, Great West Life or ManuLife we may be able to bill them directly on your behalf.
6. What if I am injured at work?
If you experience a work related injury, then your Chiropractic treatment is fully covered by WSIB (Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario). Dr. Paisley and Dr. Nyman are both registered providers with WSIB. They are also both qualified to provide the evidence based treatment protocols of the WSIB Programs of Care. This includes treatment for low back injury, shoulder tendonitis, “tennis elbow”, carpal tunnel syndrome and knee injuries. If the WSIB claim is approved then there is eligibility for up to 8 weeks of Chiropractic rehabilitation.
7. I've been injured in a motor vehicle accident; can you help?
Yes, Chiropractic treatment is very effective for the injuries typically sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Your car insurance policy covers you for 8 –12 weeks of Chiropractic rehab following an accident. You can receive Chiropractic treatment without a referral from the insurance company or your family physician. Health providers who treat MVA injuries in Ontario are now required to be registered through the HCAI system (Health Claims for Auto Insurance). Dr. Paisley and Dr. Nyman are both registered with HCAI and are experienced in effectively assessing and treating Whiplash type injuries.